#RevolutionaryReelz – “Divided by Diversity”
On Thursday, December 15 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be the NYC Premiere of “Divided by Diversity.”
This stunning documentary tells the story about five student athletes from the Bronx who were accepted to attend a private Catholic school in Vermont. A school in desperate need of students and five teens in search of an opportunity to escape one of the worst crime areas in New York should have been a perfect match. Instead, the youth were met with resistance and conjecture that they had been recruited to prop up a failing basketball program. Feelings of entitlement and resentment, fueled by social media and helicopter parenting, grew to a xenophobic frenzy. “Divided by Diversity” tells the story of how these young men, along with their coaches, teammates and supporters, endured physical and verbal attacks as well as covert attempts to have them returned to New York.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the full cast, and the filmmaker Duane Carlton. The screening will also include Special Guests Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake and (Bronx) State Senator Gustavo Rivera.